Green Chile Cheeseburgers

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean grilling has to be. Actually, you don’t even need a grill to make these burgers. We made these on the stove top in a cast-iron skillet. These green chile cheeseburgers are made with juicy grass-fed ground beef, queso Oaxaca, and rajas (roasted chile strips).

In El Paso some restaurants offer an “Indian Burger” served on thick slices of fresh clay oven baked bread. Unfortunately, I do not have a recipe for Tigua bread, so we made these burgers on artisan rolls, which are readily available. This bread gave these burgers a fancy bistro feel and the smoky, spicy, green chile adds a taste of home to the burger.


Green Chile Cheeseburgers

A Tex-Mex combination where the flavor of the beef is front and center, and the condiments compliment the juiciness and freshness of the ingredients.
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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Anaheim or Hatch chile peppers, roasted, peeled, and stemmed
  • Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or Muenster cheese
  • 4 artisan rolls, split and toasted
  • 8 thick slices beefsteak tomatoes, optional
  • Red onion slices, optional


  • In a bowl, combine ground beef salt and pepper; form 4 patties.
  • Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat; cook patties, turning once, until a thick crust develops on both sides, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Top each with roasted chiles and 1 slice of cheese; cover with lid to melt cheese.
  • Place burgers on buns and top with tomato and onions, if desired.


Feel free to substitute Oaxaca cheese with Buffalo mozzarella. 


Calories: 967kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 57g, Fat: 65g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Cholesterol: 179mg, Sodium: 830mg, Potassium: 1395mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 2478IU, Vitamin C: 99mg, Calcium: 173mg, Iron: 7mg

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Huge thanks to Ty and Rachel for sharing some of their products with my family. Their products include 100% Grass-Fed and 100% Grass-Finished Beef, and Free-Range Pork.

I was not compensated for this post; I just wanted to share with Muy Bueno fans. I look forward to learning more about their mission and hope to visit their ranch and see some free-roaming animals.